Voices of Emerging Leaders: 11th Annual Public Policy Lecture Series

Voices of Emerging Leaders: 11th Annual Public Policy Lecture Series


Welcome to the Public Policy Department’s 11th annual lecture series, Voices of Emerging Leaders.

We thank you for joining us!

PDF versions of this year’s papers are available below. Simply click on the title to read the paper.


Sean Anderson – Implicating the Political Establishment: Deciphering the Roots of Partisan Extremism

Chelsea Ashworth – The Voice of the People: The Influence of Music on Politics

Elizabeth Bracco – Compensation and Benefits for Towing and Transportation Companies

Carissa Campbell – The Soul and Sense of America: Rediscovering Our Christian Heritage

Jillian Gardner – The Educational Expense: Funding Today’s Education with Teachers for Tomorrow

Ali Hendricksen – An Argument for Environmental Utilitarianism:EPA Regulations and their Negative Effect on Individual Liberty and Economic Freedom

Kendall Hopkins – Fighting for Freedom: Addressing the Historical and Contemporary Inequities in the Black Community

Evan Hust – Starting Local, Starting Young: Addressing the Rural Brain Drain Through K-12 Place-Based Education

Anna Kravtsova – A Conscientious Objection to Human Rights Policy as We Know It

John Maniaci – Economics of College: Why the Demand for Higher Education is Raising the Cost

Emma Robinson – Justice for All: A Restructuring of America’s Federal Judicial System

Elissa Tutupoly – A Place to Call Home: The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Megan Wright – Power to the Plants: An Exploration of Agricultural Seed Monopolies